Illinois State University Mathematics Department

MAT 326: Technology Tools for Secondary School Mathematics

Dr. Roger Day (day@math.ilstu.edu)



Extended Mathematics Investigation (EMI)


One of two options for a long-term assignment is to carry out an extended mathematics investigation (EMI) for which technology plays some role. The information here is intended to help you understand what constitutes an EMI, to provide suggestions for resources to explore in choosing an EMI, to clarify the submission requirements for the EMI report you submit, and to state the criteria by which your EMI report will be evaluated.

  • A statement describing your EMI is due October 29, 2012.
  • The final written version of your EMI report is at due  the end of the semester

You are encouraged to consult with others in completing an EMI, and your final submission may be made with up to two other classmates. That is, you may work individually, in pairs, or as a triple to complete this assignment.

In addition to your written report, you must present a brief summary of your EMI to your classmates during one of our last class meetings of the semester.

The EMI option is part of this course to help you continue, or perhaps begin, investigating mathematics outside the traditional textbook and course assignments that have likely dominated your career in mathematics.


EMI Statement Due: 29 October 2012
Final EMI Report Due: 7 December 2012

Presentations: last meeting sessions of our course